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Bono and the Edge Will Perform on 'American Idol' Finale

Also: Wiz Khalifa embarks on 'Rolling Papers' tour; the Rapture announce new album

May 23, 2011 4:50 PM ET
U2 perform on May 21, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.
U2 perform on May 21, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.
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U2 to Perform on 'American Idol'
Bono, the Edge and members of the Spider Man musical are set to appear on the season finale of American Idol on May 25th.  [Billboard]

Gwyneth Paltrow May Not Make A Record
The New York Post's Page Six has reported that Gwyneth Paltrow's negotiations with Atlantic Records have fallen apart and that the actress may not record an album any time soon. The Post's source claims that Paltrow wanted a $1 million deal and was distracted by other pursuits. [NY Post]

The Rapture to Release New Album
New York City punk-funk band the Rapture will release their third studio album In the Grace of Your Love on September 6th through DFA Records. The album, which was recorded with French producer Phillipe Zdar, is their first without bassist and singer Matt Safer. [Press release]

Wiz Khalifa Plans 'Rolling Papers' Tour
Wiz Khalifa is set to embark on a tour in support of his hit debut album Rolling Papers. Starting off with an appearance at the Bonnaroo festival, the rapper will hit 40 cities with special guests Big Sean, Chevy Woods and DJ Bonics. Along the way, Khalifa will perform at the Extra Wide event with Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland and at Central Park Summer Stage in Manhattan. [Wiz Khalifa]

The Dismemberment Plan Release Live Album
Reunited indie rockers the Dismemberment Plan are set to release their first-ever live album on June 1st through the Japanese label Bad News Records. Live in Japan 2011, which was recorded at Shibuya O-nest in Tokyo on February 9th, will include 23 selections taken from all of their albums.  [Press release]

MORE: Jay-Z Performs But Does Not Announce New Show at Adult Swim Party

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